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Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation supports School of Nursing students through scholarships

May 22, 2018

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia has awarded Clemson’s School of Nursing a $94,000 grant to provide scholarships for undergraduate women. This year, the scholarships have been expanded to include Accelerated Second Degree nursing students.

The Foundation’s scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Most of the scholarship grants support undergraduate higher education, though the Foundation maintains a special interest in health education. A significant number of their grants target education in the medical, nursing, and allied health fields.

“We have been impressed with the quality of the nursing program at Clemson and are pleased to help its students achieve their education dreams,” said Carrie Conway, Senior Program Officer for the Foundation.  “We know that Clemson nursing graduates will touch countless lives, and we hope they will be guided by the same generosity of spirit that characterized Mrs. Whitehead’s life and work.”

Since 1994, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has supported Clemson’s School of Nursing with gifts totaling $964,000.

Kathleen Valentine, the School of Nursing Director, said she is grateful for the foundation’s gift which she said makes a huge difference in the lives of students.

“We are so grateful to the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation for their continuous support since 1994. Total gifts of nearly $1 million makes a difference in the lives of students,” Valentine said. “This gives them the opportunity for them to focus more on their studies, and patients will ultimately benefit from well prepared and committed nurses.”

For more information, visit: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/lettie-pate-whitehead-foundation-helps-nursing-students-through-scholarship-funding-increased-this-year